On Tuesday, the junior high worked together to make Congratulations Boxes for cancer patients finishing treatment at Presence St. Joseph Hospital. They decorated the outside of shoeboxes and filled the inside with confetti, hand-made cards, and celebratory knick-knacks. The kids exhibited overwhelming compassion during this activity. Way to go, middle school!
The seventh graders shared their immigration projects with the sixth graders in a gallery walk. We loved hearing their family stories and learning about United States immigration!
The eighth graders started their Romeo and Juliet unit with a jigsaw research activity on William Shakespeare. Each group focused on an aspect of his life or influence and taught their classmates their research findings. We are ready for the challenge to tackle Shakespearean language!
Walk-a-thon: Saturday on the north side of Welles Park along Sunnyside Ave. Check-in starts at 1pm. All student walkers must be accompanied by an adult.
Red Ribbon Week: October 26-30 “Respect Yourself—Be Drug Free”.
- Monday: Crazy sock day
- Tuesday: Shade out drugs by wearing sunglasses
- Wednesday: All school mass at 8:15am; red shirt with uniform skirt/pants
- Thursday: Sports team shirt with uniform skirt/pants
Halloween: We will celebrate All Hallows' Eve on Friday, October 30th. Middle school will have regular scheduled classes in the morning and Spooky Sports in the afternoon. Please drop your child off at DANK HAUS on Friday. We are allowing junior high to dress in costumes this year as long as they follow the guidelines:
- Must allow for student movement—both for walking and Spooky Sports
- Gym shoes must be worn
- Costumes may not be offensive; no obscene words or pictures
- Costumes must not be inappropriate in any way; must not be suggestive
- All costumes should cover the midriff and back areas, no revealing clothing
- Costumes should not cause a disruption or be unsafe
- Masks are not to be worn on school grounds until otherwise permitted
- You must be able to sit, walk, breathe, see and hear.
- Costumes cannot promote weapons of any kind. No props.
- Blood and or wounds may not be a part of Halloween costumes.
Merritt Prinzivalli and Jamie Denten